... was trained at the Rotterdamse Dansacademie. She worked with several dance-, and theatre companies in Holland before moving to New York to pursue her studies in Theatre, Alexander Technique and Dance. Her teachers include Bebe Miller, Irene Hultman and David Zambrano. From 1991 until 1996 she was a company member of "Ultima Vez" (Brussels, direction Wim Vandekeybus) and "Damaged Goods" (direction Meg Stuart). During that time and up until the present she has been teaching classes and workshop for many companies, dance studios and festivals in Europe and South America. Since 1998 Nienka also conducts workshops for mentally or physically disabled people.